ELLINWOOD — There are new books at the Ellinwood School/Community Library. They are:
“Harry Houdini: A Photographic Story of Life” by Vicki Cobb. Harry Houdini left his home at age 12 to seek his fortune. This biography shares how he went from practicing coin tricks in his spare time to selling out the theaters of Europe…how the son of poor immigrants transformed himself into the greatest magician in the world.
“The Cydonian Pyramid” by Pete Hautman. More than half a millennium in the future, a pampered girl named Lah Lia has been raised for one purpose: to be sacrificed through one of the mysterious diskos that hover over the top of the Cydonian Pyramid. But just as she is about to be killed a mysterious boy appears from the diskos, providing a chaotic escape and a time-spinning journey for survival.
“Badd” by Tim Tharpp. Ceejay can’t wait for her wildly popular older brother to return from his last tour of Iraq. But when he shows up, something is terribly wrong. He comes home early, unannounced, and seems to be avoiding the whole family. Ceejay soon realizes that although it’s hard to believe in strength when your hero is broken, maybe true strength is something entirely different.
New books on CD
There are also new CDs at the library. They are:
“The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls. Two girls from a dysfunctional family end up living in a decaying mansion with an eccentric uncle, and face new abuse at the hands of those in adult power.
“Zero Hour” by Clive Cussler. When a scientist discovers how to tap into zero-point energy, he intends to use it for evil and personal gain. The Numa Special Assignments Team must stop him before the world is destroyed forever.
“Inferno” by Dan Brown. A Harvard professor wakes up in a hospital unable to explain the last 36 hours of his life, and the mysterious artifact found in his belongings. His world soon erupts into chaos, and he finds himself on the run in a world of ancient secrets.
“Bunker Hill: A City, A Siege, A Revolution” by Nathaniel Philbrick. The author shares the story of pre-Revolutionary Boston and the tensions that climaxed in June 1775 at Bunker Hill, the first major and decisive battle of the American Revolution.
Sharon Sturgis is the librarian at the Ellinwood School/Community Library.